Dublin 15 to get comprehensive cycle network – Minister Varadkar

Dublin 15 to get comprehensive cycle network – Minister Varadkar


Work will start shortly on finishing off the cycle network in Dublin 15 after Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar announced funding for the project.


The existing network of cycle paths in Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Ongar, and Coolmine will be completed with work starting in the very near future.


When finished, the cycle network will link up schools, village centres, parks and community facilities in residential neighbourhoods, joining up existing cycle routes wherever possible.


Planning will also start on new cycle routes linking Dublin 15 with key employment centres in the city centre and elsewhere. Construction work on this stage is likely to start this year, with new cycle paths being provided over the next few years.


The funding of €500,000 has been allocated for the Cycle Network Priority Routes in Dublin 15, as part of overall funding for sustainable transport projects of €1.5 million in the Fingal County Council area.


“Dublin 15 is largely residential and has a growing population of young people, so it makes sense to promote cycling as an activity and as a means of getting around. We’re keen to encourage people of every age to cycle more often. Growing numbers of people are now cycling into work, so the provision of new cycle routes into the city centre and elsewhere will make a real difference,” Minister Varadkar said.


Date: 15. 2. 2012